The Bluebird Barn

Creative Agency

connecting lovely people with lovely products

Hot chocolate
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what we do

branding • catalog design direction • color palette development • product styling • product photography • photoshoot and videography production • social media •  connecting with influencers

the bluebird barn

From Branding, Product Design, and Packaging to Photography and Marketing, The Bluebird Barn Creative Agency will partner with you for long-term success. We have a passion for local foods and beverages, tabletop, and home decor. We work with local artists, photographers, venues, and community members to bring your brand vision to life.

Community, creativity, and connection are everything.

The Bluebird Barn works closely with clients on Branding, Product Design, and Marketing to connect customers with brands and products they love. We create a vision of your Brand Identity that all team members understand to guide our work together. Our expertise and marketing competencies will effectively build your business through our ongoing relationship.

We love to work with lovely people with lovely products.

The Bluebird Barn Photo Styling
Justine Platt

about justine platt

Justine Platt graduated from Oxford University, England. Starting in supply chain management, production planning, and sales for clothing manufacturer Coats Viyella in London and Northern Ireland, she learned a lot about the language and culture of the Irish during her stays at a textile factory in Ireland! 

While working at L.L. Bean, based in Freeport, Maine in inventory planning, buying, and merchandising, Justine connected with the locals while fishing and cross-country skiing. L.L. Bean was where she learned to under-promise and over-deliver.

As a product manager at Charlottesville-area Plow and Hearth, Justine was dubbed the “taste police” during merchandising team meetings. As William Morris wrote, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

Justine managed product design, pricing, presentation, and international sourcing at Plow and Hearth for a range of products including food, textiles, and home decor. She developed exclusive designs incorporating both licensed and commissioned art in a new collaboration with artists.

Justine’s work as a Creative Specialist for the past 16 years includes all aspects of product development and marketing: branding, product and packaging design, marketing materials, website design, social media management, collaboration with social influencers, trade shows, content creation, styling, and photography.  

Justine loves to work with lovely people with lovely products. It is Justine’s love of community, creativity, and connection that guide her.

our work

Valente Pasta

Homespice Décor

Plow and Hearth

Great Finds

Virginia Food Brands

Caskata

Colonial Williamsburg

Ryan Marie

Botanical Installations

what our clients are saying

 

My team at Colonial Williamsburg worked with Justine on different brand shoots, and her creativity, project execution, and passion for product really made her stand out. She is a wonderful, collaborative partner, and was able to flex with us as needed, which was very much appreciated. She was able to be nimble with her timing of our shoots, and she provided Williamsburg brand with incredible content—going above and beyond with different options for our photography. I recommend her without hesitation.

Kiri Franco

Business Development | Licensing & Brand Management Colonial Williamsburg

 

Justine Platt, as a Creative Art Director, and I have worked together for over a decade now. We met in the Virginia Master Gardener Program with a shared love for the natural environment. It was easy to translate that passion to a series of products for Plow & Hearth, where Justine brilliantly designed tea towels, floor mats and kitchen pillows, duvet covers and pillow cases with my art and watercolor technique. Her attention to detail assured that my colors printed in India were perfect and the product line was soon sold out! I had the pleasure of watching her be the stylist for a photo shoot in my home for Homespice Rugs. She was exacting and precise. She had thought through every possible detail to be sure that everything was delivered before the shoot and didn’t leave until absolutely everything was returned to its place. It wouldn’t do justice not to mention that she is such a pleasure to be around and attracts truly creative and lovely people to be part of her team. I recommend Justine wholeheartedly.

Trish Crowe

Founder at Firnew Farm Artists Circle

 

Justine Platt has created a comprehensive marketing strategy for our brand incorporating years of experience as a specialty buyer and merchandiser with real quantifiable results. Our brands have grown through strategic partnerships in retail and wholesale markets with a cohesive message in media platforms, and other marketing materials. It’s been a great collaboration, having access to an innovative and experienced marketing specialist.

Mary Ann Valente    

Owner, Valente Pasta

 

Justine has a wonderful eye for styling, and an understanding of composition that makes her images and setups come alive. Her passion for what she does fuels a prodigious amount of content creation, and she executes with a talent for detail and nuance, color and light that is a real rarity. She’s a true pleasure to work with!

Shawn Laughlin

Owner & Creative Director, Caskata Artisanal Home

 

Justine brings creative thinking, good taste, and excellent results-focused analytical skills to every project. She has a real drive and passion for original ideas. Her industry knowledge and experience, combined with her creative flair and focus on financial success would be an asset to any organization.

Jill Easterbrook

CEO at Boden

 

Justine is a creative thinker, tireless innovator and multi-talented designer. She solves problems holistically, often thinking through options and variables several steps ahead of the current challenge. Justine and I have traveled the world developing product and seeking inspiration. She thinks strategically yet loves to dig into the details. She’s a terrific business partner!

Angela Menendez

DMM Orvis-Dog, Home& Gift

let’s talk about how The Bluebird Barn can support your brand.

We look forward to meeting you.